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Child Health

If you didn't have to worry about everything else with raising a child, experts also are encouraging parents and caregivers to be health-savvy about certain symptoms and lifestyles that could impact the well-being of kids.
  1. General Health Tips (5)
  2. Health Glossary (7)
  3. Health Quick Tips (12)
  4. Infant - Preschool Health (20)
  5. Related Resources (7)
  6. School-Age Health (28)

Child Health - Germiest Places Your Kids Visit
Of course, you know germs lurk about everywhere, but did you know that the playground is among the top offenders? It's true! Here are top places with lots of germs that your child is exposed to. The answer, of course, is careful hand washing and using hand sanitizer.

UV safety: Tips for protecting your family's eyes from the sun
We've gotten better about protecting our skin from the sun with sunscreen, but don't forget to protect your eyes as well. Exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of an assortment of eye-related ailments and even cancer.

Which communicable illnesses concern you?
Are you concerned about your child catching the swine flu? Cryptosporidium? Conjunctivitis (pink-eye)? Or even head lice? If so, what are you doing about to help lessen the risk of exposure to communicable childhood diseases and other contagious ailments?

Preventing 'crypto' outbreak, parasite exposure from swimming pools
Swimming pools may provide refreshing summertime fun and relaxation, but they may also carry the waterborne illness called cryptosporidium (a.k.a. "crypto")that causes diarrhea. Good hygiene, proper sanitation, and common sense can help prevent an outbrea.

What parents of young kids should know about the swine flu
Concern over the swine flu (H1N1) continues to grow in child care settings, school districts, and communities across the country and world. As a result, young children--who don't understand anything about the swine flu--can become scared or anxious. It's important to talk with your child, even very young ones, to show them positive ways they can keep healthy and free from getting sick.

Which sports are best for my child with asthma?
Are some sports better than others for a child with asthma? Of course, and your child's daycare or school should be aware of asthma triggers when planning physical activities.

Child Hunger: More Than 17 Percent of Young Children at Risk of Hunger
More than 17 percent of children under the age of 5 are at risk of hunger in the United States, according to an anti-hunger group. And, even more disturbing is the knowledge that poor nutrition can result in developmental and cognitive damage.

1 in 5 American 4-Year-Olds Are Obese, New Study Finds
A startling new study says that 1 in 5 4-year-olds in America are obese, and even more alarming is the rate is 1 in 3 among American Indien children.

Child Health - Kids Are Watching Whether You Are Washing Your Hands!
Fewer Americans are washing their hands than even two years ago. If that's not bad enough, keep in mind that kids are watching their parent's hand-washing techniques and typically modeling their behaviors in a similar fashion. So, if you're not washing your hands properly, chances are your kids aren't either!

Child Health - Less Kids Have High Lead Levels According to New Report
Exposure to lead can interfere with the developing nervous system and cause permanent problems with learning, memory and behavior. That is why efforts continue to get the lead out of toys and other products to keep our kids safe. Here are tips parents should remember in preventing a child's exposure to lead.

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